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Discussion in 'Tech Q&A' started by Triplehooked, May 30, 2020.

  1. Ghostrider25

    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    @slickvic for whatever reason I had the feeling that the engine overall ran just a little more quiet. Not better, just a little more quiet. These engines are pretty agricultural anyway, but given that ambient operating noise that is what I observe.

    I have had a few Spectro changes now, if I could get some maybe it would be fun to go back to the Vic stuff and put it to the test, see if it runs more quiet like I remember...
     
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  2. Triplehooked

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    Well, this thread went farther than I expected...lol. So I would assume 15/40 Rotella? What viscosity Spectra oil are you guys running? Thanks for all the input!
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    Behold... The mighty Spectro!

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    Yes I can see where the Rainbow Spector Analysis and the blending of those brands. I see no Spectro or Amsoil used and may contributite to @slickvic not getting the milage of those using blends...

    I do like gluten free with a purple tint with domestic syn. The issue is the milage is so good, it makes gas.
     
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    You did not use Vic oil when the bike was new and delivered to you?

    About Vic oil, I did Oil analysis, and it does not last 8000 kilometer between changes, at 7000 it's really sheared to bits, so when i used vic oil i changed it at 6500 kilometer,

    Vic oil is not very good quality
     
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    You must run 15W40 or 20W40 SPECTRO

    I live in a super hot place so I bought 20W50 a few boxes
     
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    This was on the Victory website and it's what Victory engineer's told me when I had a chance to talk to them in Spirit Lake and at the Polaris/Victory dealer meeting in Nashville.
    The updated trans in 2011 did not make the oil last longer, the neutral finder made it easier to find neutral with older oil and that let you run the oil longer.

    It's not on the Victory website anymore but I had saved the quote -

    We asked Victory engineer James Holroyd to comment on some of the changes in 2011. Regarding reliability, James says “This important improvement was made possible by the new transmission and its neutral-finder. Previous oil change intervals were dictated by oil breakdown making neutral harder to find at higher mileages. The neutral finder eliminates this problem, and allows you to get the full use out of your oil.”

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    @BP6666VR When I was running Vic oil, I changed it every 4,000 - 4,500 miles, depending on when I could arrange the next service. This was about the time I would notice an occasional False neutral (only when going from 1st to 2nd, This bike has never done that in any other gear, and never on fresh oil). As it turns out, That works out to about 7,100 Kilometers. So I think you are spot on. I believe I can get more from the Spectro, but I don't. I use the same interval.
     
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  9. slickvic

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    Just an FYI ...... I never would have switched from Amsoil. I just figured with the added HP/Tq and UD pulley plus sticky Avon’s and 2 up riding (a lot ) coupled with my solo aggressive riding style always willing to leave a light briskly or launching like I was racing HC ........ well I just figured I’d take the advise of knowledge and run the semi Dino oil. It’s been good and while I can tell a difference from the full synthetic Amsoil I can say Spectro has been much longer lasting than Vic oil. It’s all good. Change often. Keep your clutch set properly and you’ll be riding.
     
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    Yes ...... and see on the bottle .....it even says “suitable for use in Victory motorcycles”
    Well now what do you suppose they mean by suitable? As if Victory requires a special blend of wet clutch compatible oil.
     
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    See ..... this one too Victory and Indian ! Oh and any other wet clutch bike on the planet 63FD6BE9-3A1E-49A0-A9BC-541437684728.jpeg EAB5A216-23F3-42AD-A5DE-00580BD48145.jpeg 9A70B0A1-E725-445B-91C5-4AEEB266AE4B.jpeg
     
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    A12870B2-A346-4BF5-9A22-8D0B69C83AFB.jpeg Hee hee hee ...... I just love oil threads.
     
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    I didn’t see Amsoil or Spectro tested or even mentioned. That’s cause he knew better. Ole Slick has his address.
     
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    OK here goes for the last time. I have a beautiful 2001 V92C Deluxe 52,000 miles, I've run this thing wide open since the day i bought it in 2007. I change the AMSOIL 20-50 every other year whether it needs it or not regardless of miles I put on. And yes, I do use the orange $3.00 oil filter
     
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    Ken ... you could get out a little more if you tried harder :0)
     
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